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Environmental sustainability considerations reinforced in Mozambique's national development plan

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Effective planning for sustainable development requires incorporating the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of development into a single framework that analyzes the interdependencies and trade-offs that occur, and provide insight into developing better policies.

In recognition of this nexus between poverty and the environment, the Mozambique Ministry of Planning and Development, which is responsible for coordinating and developing national plans is advocating for a more substantive inclusion of environmental considerations in the national dialogue and planning process. To support this objective, MI worked with the Ministry of Planning and Development, Ministry of Energy, and the National Statistics Office, to model Mozambique’s environmental resources and test several policy scenarios. 

A significant and welcome conclusion of these tests is that Mozambique has adequate land, water, and energy, and proper management of these resources can make significant differences in the goal to lift Mozambicans out of poverty, while still protecting the environment from pollution and excessive land degradation. 

This project served as a pilot for deepening analysis and understanding of links and issues among different planning sectors and enhancing cooperation and coordination among government ministries involved in national planning.  Following the project’s success, other ministries have indicated interest in using T21 for their planning.  MI will be supporting these initiatives in the coming year.
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